Totally Guitars Weekly Wrap Up July 10th, 2015
It seems like every six months or so MattF drops back in to restart and review. This week we got a chance to sit in with him as we went over essential strumming strategy in a Fly On The Wall lesson. We also finished up the Villa-Lobos Etude that I hope hundreds of you are working diligently on. The songs lessons we added this week were My Immortal by Evanescence (which reminded me of a story about a couple of young students), and Do You Believe In Magic by The Lovin’ Spoonful.
We had three new Student Reviews this week as well and I hope to see many more in the near future. Never Going Back Again, If You Could Read My Mind, and Vincent brought out some comments that I hope everybody can apply to songs they are working on.
This week I had some time to check out recent additions to the Busking channel and I have to say it was really cool to hear a mix of old favorites along with some newer stuff that had not been on my radar. Talking about newer stuff reminded me of a lesson just last night where one of my students asked me to listen to Joe Pug and Father John Misty. I was pretty impressed by a couple songs and am considering adding songs of theirs to our lesson catalog. Let me know what you think about that.
I also pulled out a book I have been trying to dig into that a lot of people might find interesting, The Guitar Player Book. It includes a bunch of articles from the magazine archives. I stumbled onto a page about Pat Metheny and his song James just before I was rudely interrupted, and managed to cut back with a sad attempt at resurrecting my loose arrangement of the tune. That made me realize I had to wind up the rambling and get back to practicing!
Till next week, stay tuned & in touch,